The United Federation of Waldoven (U.F.W. or UFW), commonly known as Waldoven, is a country primarily located on the planet of the same name. It consists of 142 states and some off-world colonies. At 1.74647×108 square kilometres, it is the largest country to have ever existed. With a population of more than 3 billion people, it is the most populous country in history. The national capital is Avenja, and the most populous city is Sjoa.
Waldoven is a federal republic and a representative democracy with four separate branches of government, including a bicameral legislature. It is the sole country on Waldoven, and the Rosica system. Waldoven has 142 states. It is considered a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, its population consists of every Toran. Waldoven ranks high in historical measures of economic freedom, reduced levels of perceived corruption, quality of life, quality of higher education, universal healthcare, and human rights. Waldoven is a highly developed country, and continuously ranks high historically in measures of socioeconomic performance. It is the world's largest economy in history by GDP at market exchange rates.
Torans evolved at least 700,000 years ago, with civilization arising 198,000 years ago. Waldoven emerged from the old union of the Kratia Lok in 1726. Threats from war by the Goch in the northern lands of Mak, along with a deeply interconnected history, culture, and alliances, established the union. In 1789, Kratia Lok began expanding beyond the crater lakes, gradually obtaining new territories, sometimes through war, frequently displacing natives, and admitting new states. By 1897, Kratia Lok spanned 36% of the southern lands of Ukits. The war of North and South in 1903 led Kratia Lok to finally dominate Waldoven as a major world power.
In 1912, the second war of North and South began. Kratia Lok managed to barely defeat the Nask alliance. In order to prevent more wars, Kratia Lok created the United Nations of Waldoven, an alliance that sought to promote peace and tranquillity across Waldoven, open to all nations. At first, the alliance wasn't popular. Citizens around Waldoven laughed at the idea of uniting with the "enemy", however, that all changed with the Arecibo message in 1944.
The Arecibo message changed every Toran's outlook on life, and the universe itself. It told all Torans that we are not alone in the universe. At first, there were riots, protests, but then after a few years, most people began to change. Eventually, this led to the formation of the United Federation of Waldoven in 1983. Soon after, Waldoven began expanding its reach across the Rosica system, colonizing and landing on many celestial bodies.